The Liquidating Trust holds the restructured notes that were exchanged for the non-bank asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) held in five Western Funds (Balanced Income, Balanced Growth, Diversified Equity, U. As of the end of 2015, the Fund’s unit value was 1.197, above its initial level of 0 when non-bank ABCP stopped trading.To assist members of the Western Retirement Plan in making decisions about whether to hold or sell units of the Liquidating Trust, we provide the following slide presentation updating the various scenarios regarding the possible price of liquidating trust units at maturity.Res Cap Liquidating Trust’s mission is to maximize returns to Unitholders by vigorously pursuing and resolving the mortgage correspondent litigation, monetizing the Trust’s remaining assets in a timely and efficient manner and finalizing resolution of remaining claims.

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A company considering a liquidating trust needs to determine whether it will be required to comply with the registration and reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Under Section 12(g)(1) of the Exchange Act, a company with more than $10 million in assets must register each class of security that is held of record by 500 or more persons and comply with the reporting requirements under Sections 13 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act.

In conjunction with the other provisions of the Bankruptcy Code that require a disclosure statement and plan to provide “adequate information” for a claim or interest holder to make an informed judgment about the plan, Section 1123(b)(3) effectively provides notice to creditors of retention and prospective enforcement of claims that may enlarge the estate’s assets for distribution.

A plan must expressly retain claims to preserve a liquidating trust’s standing to pursue them after plan confirmation.

Whether the trust is the product of a bankruptcy plan or a state law plan of dissolution, certain factors must be considered. Section 1123(b)(3)(B) of the Bankruptcy Code allows this prospect to be avoided.

To find out more, Lawyer Monthly hears from Ashley B. It states that a plan may provide for the retention and enforcement by the debtor, by the trustee, or by a representative of the estate appointed for such purpose, of any such claim or interest.He is the founder of North Country Capital, an investment and advisory firm where he currently serves as President. Doheny served as a Managing Director and helped lead the Distressed Products Group of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he was a bankruptcy attorney in the corporate reorganization groups of Orrick and Kelley Drye. Doheny currently serves on the boards of YRC Worldwide Inc, Affinity Gaming, Arcapita Inc (RA Holdings) and Eastman Kodak Inc. After his time at Price Waterhouse, he served as a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting. Weber has served on the Contra Costa Civil Grand Jury, performed occasional independent consulting projects and assumed board/trustee positions. Weber currently serves on Board of Directors of winery Truett Hurst, Inc., and chairs the audit committee.Previously, he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Special Situations Trading at HSBC Securities, where he headed up credit research. Doheny was a portfolio manager at Fintech Advisory Inc., a hedge fund focusing on undervalued securities and turnarounds in the U. He received a BA from Allegheny College and a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School. The Res Cap Liquidating Trust was established in December 2013 under the Second Amended Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Residential Capital, LLC, et al.Notwithstanding the broad scope of the United States Bankruptcy Code and the power of the Bankruptcy Courts, there are still securities issues to be considered.One possible component of a bankruptcy reorganization or liquidation is a liquidating trust.Absent this provision, a debtor would be required to investigate and prosecute all avoidance and other causes of action prior to confirming a plan, which may take years.